October 2017

Tulsa comes alive in the second half to upset Houston


It took a long time for Tulsa’s offense to get on track, but when it did, the Golden Hurricane blew through the Houston defense and beat the Cougars, 45-17, Saturday at H.A. Chapman Stadium. There were 19,198 fans that came to game; those that suffered through the first half, and stuck around for the second […]

No. 9 OU defeats unranked Texas; KSU road trip is next


No. 9 Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said everyone plays their best against the Sooners. That was the case in the Cotton Bowl last Saturday when the unranked Texas Longhorns (3-3, 2-1 in the Big 12) battled back from a deficit to take the lead late but still fell to the Sooners, 29-24, in the Red […]

OSU travels to Austin for a pivotal Big 12 showdown


After dispatching winless Baylor 59-16 in Stillwater Saturday, the No. 10 Oklahoma State Cowboys face a tough stretch of four games that will help determine a Big 12 champion. That road begins at 11 a.m. Saturday against the Texas Longhorns in Austin. Texas stands at 3-3 but still has hopes for a spot in the […]

Senate candidate, a Democrat, is married to another woman


Allison Ikley-Freeman, the Democrat nominee for the November 14 special election for Oklahoma Senate District 37, is married to another woman. Ikley-Freeman was the only Democrat to file. She faces former Jenks City Councilor Brian O’Hara, who won the September 12 GOP primary in a field of seven candidates. That seat is open due to […]

Tulsa hosts a lot of Oktoberfest parties


In a listing of the 100 largest cities in America, Tulsa ranks as No. 57 when it comes to “2017’s Best Places for Oktoberfest Celebrations.” Oklahoma is slightly better at No. 51 in the report by WalletHub.com. Tulsa is tied with Washington, D.C., for the No. 1 spot for “most Oktoberfest festivals and parties per […]

Politicians want higher taxes even though revenues rise


Gov. Mary Fallin, Democrats and Republican leaders keep wanting to raise a host of state taxes even though revenues continue to rise. Fallin called a special session and asked legislators to pass a cigarette tax increase, an energy production tax increase, a gasoline tax hike and several sales tax increases. She said the purpose of […]

College of the Ozarks’ athletics insist on respect for the flag


POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — The College of the Ozarks has revised its contracts for competition in all sports, adding a stipulation that all participating players and coaches respect the American flag and National Anthem. “The College of the Ozarks will not play in games where disrespect is exhibited toward the American flag or National Anthem,” […]

Jewish Film Festival at Circle Cinema


On October 22-25, the Circle Cinema will present the  4th Annual Oklahoma Jewish Film Festival with 4 days and 9 films featuring new films of Jewish culture from Israel and around the world. Selections for this year’s festival are: Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators 1945 • Germans & Jews Fanny’s Journey On […]

Seat belt enforcement in October


The Tulsa Police Department Riverside Division and Gilcrease Division Traffic Units will focus on seatbelt and child restraint enforcement during the month of October. The Riverside Division and Gilcrease Division Traffic Units will be randomly monitoring areas within the Riverside Division (west of Sheridan Road and south of 11th Street) and Gilcrease Division (north of […]

School food programs keep growing


Oklahoma’s participation in the federally funded Summer Food Service Program increased 14 percent this year, resulting in 1.6 million free meals for children age 18 and under between May and August. Almost 200,000 additional meals were provided this year over last year, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE). The Summer Food Service […]